Lord Honey!!! This 2 southern staples mash up is a party for your tummy. I love fried green mators and shrimp salad, so why not together? Well there is no reason not too. I have combined my fried green mators topped with a sweet, spicy shrimp salad. You can use this as a snack or an entire meal.
You gonna love "Fried Green Mators with Shrimp Salad" as much as a sheep loves purple clover.
Its a must try for everyone, from the tender mators, the crunchy breading, then that sweet with a little spice shrimp salad. You don't have to be from the south to really enjoy some great southern dishes.
Fried Green Mators with Shrimp Salad
Jason Smith, FNS
4-Medium Green Mators, washed and sliced 1 inch thick
2-tsp Black Pepper
¼-tsp Garlic Powder
2-tsp White Sugar
1-cup White or Yellow Corn Meal
1-cup White or Yellow Grits
1-Pound Deshelled Cleaned and Cooked Shrimp, diced
2-Stalks Celery, diced
1/4- cup Sweet Onion, minced
2-tsp Lemon Zest
1-tsp Black Pepper
Few shakes hot sauce
Oil for frying
½-cup Fresh Dill, minced
· Pour about 1 inch of oil in frying pan.
· Lay mator slices flat on a paper towel covered baking sheet.
· Mix the salt, pepper, paprika, garlic and sugar together, sprinkle over mator slices, flip and repeat.
· Let stand for 15-20 mins.
· Heat oil in skillet over medium heat.
· Place the corn meal and grits in a shallow dish, stir to combine.
· Press mator slices into the dry breading and flip to repeat.
· Place 5-6 slices of mators in oil and fry for 4-5 minutes per side or until golden brown, remove to a paper towel lined baking sheet, repeat until all mators are fried.
· In a mixing bowl plave the shrimp, onions, celery, black pepper, mayo, hot sauce and lemon zest, stir to combine.
· Lay four (4) fried mators on serving plate, top with shrimp salad, top with four (4) more mators and finish with shrimp salad, repeat until all mators and shrimp salad is gone.
· It should make 6-8 stacks.
· Garnish with minced dill.
Tip: If you don’t like shrimp you can sub for diced ham or diced chicken.